The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) adult programs offer a wide variety of options designed to accommodate students with diverse interests and backgrounds. Whether you are seeking personal enrichment, career development, or networking opportunities, our Adult Continuing Education (ACE) courses, seminars, workshops, intensives, and certificate programs provide multiple pathways to help you meet your individual goals.

We invite you to join our creative community and take advantage of SAIC's resources and student benefits including limited access to the Art Institute of Chicago Museum. Sparked by the vitality of the city and inspired by peer engagement and our outstanding faculty, you'll find rewarding challenges in a creative environment second to none.

International Students

SAIC welcomes international students from abroad and those already in the United States with a student visa to enroll in our Continuing Studies programs. However, SAIC is not certified to issue immigration documents for international students participating in nondegree Continuing Studies programs and courses.

Continuing Studies—International Students [PDF]